About the Survey
You are invited to participate in a research study developed and administered by the HealthCare Technology Foundation (HTF) to ascertain attitudes and practices of health care personnel related to clinical alarms. With clinical alarms still among the top health technology hazards, HTF is conducting this survey to determine the effect of recent improvement efforts, including the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal on Alarm Management. The results of this survey will help to inform the health care community about the current status of issues related to clinical alarms and perhaps provide ideas for targeted areas for improvement.
This survey has 37 multiple choice and free-text questions and should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The survey has two sections:
A. Work-related demographics
B. Alarm-related information
The study is conducted by Marjorie Funk, PhD, RN, Professor at the Yale University School of Nursing and a member of the Board of Directors of the HTF. This survey will update the HTF surveys administered in 2006 and 2011 to determine changes in the perception of clinical alarm-related issues, event occurrence, improvement measures, and the priority for action.